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Poster: chops11 Date: Jan 22, 2003 6:44am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: another bandwidth idea

hey boogie, all sounds well with this idea. but the first thing that came to my mind was "if i only have 24 hours once my time is up i'm going to download nonstop for that entire duration" don't you think that most people would have this mentality, not knowing when their next download seesion would arrive?

sounds like it could almost increase bandwith. unless of course the amount of logins allowed was decreased but a considerable amount. but then wouldn't some be waiting long periods of time to get their shot? (days, weeks?)

maybe i'm just crazy..


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Poster: boogie Date: Jan 22, 2003 7:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: another bandwidth idea

the waiting period would ideally not exist normally (perhaps only during peaks) and would hopefully not be any longer than an hour or two..but hey if there gets to be HELLA traffic and little bandwidth you gotta wait your turn...i would rather wait to get a 30KB/s+ slot than wait 2 weeks to get a show at 3KB/s when everyone is competting for the same limited pipe

the nice thing about a token system is that it eliminates the slamming/hammering that can happen when people are just retying to get an open slot

i dont doubt the system will need to have some kind of throttle on access in the near future


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Poster: ssamadhi97 Date: Jan 22, 2003 8:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: another bandwidth idea

here's my 2ct on this.. provide token-based system with narrow (10-15 KB/s), medium (30-40) and wide (60-100) slots, narrow for free, and the better ones for a certain amount of contributions or donations.. dunno whether the donation-based idea does violate's strictly non-profit concept, though.

(anyway, something like this would probably be a way to cover a bit of the bandwidth costs.. make people pay, not for the shows, but for the bandwidth they're using up.. I for one would gladly donate a bit in return for the stuff I've been getting. Although I'd figure that I'm probably far from being even in the top 50% of leechers *g*)

..sorry for the incoherent babbling, it's really late now over here. approaching 2am..